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April 2019

AGM & President’s Lecture 2019 (Bideford Branch)

Sat. 13 April 2019 at 10:45 am
The Cinema Room, Custom House, 1 Bridgeland St.
Bideford, EX39 2PS

The Branch Annual President’s Lecture followed by AGM and lunch. The Devonshire Association’s 2018-2019 President Dame Suzi Leather presents ‘Exploring Devon’s Social Landscape’ To be followed by the Branch AGM, and lunch at the…

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North Hall Manor excavations (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 18 April 2019 at 2:15 pm
Council Chamber, Newton Abbot Town Hall, 9 Devon Square
Newton Abbot, TQ12 2HN

A talk "Widecombe and the North Hall Manor archaeological excavations" by Andy Crabb. Andy works for two organisations: Dartmoor National Park Authority and Historic England. North Hall Manor is believed to be the original…

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May 2019

Visit to Kents Cavern (History Section)

Wed. 8 May 2019 at 1:00 pm
Kents Cavern, Cavern House, Ilsham Road,
Torquay, Devon TQ1 2JF
£12 – £14

A visit to Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves, Torquay. This will include a presentation and a cave tour revealing evidence of very early human life in this country. See flyer below for full details. Note…

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Visit to Heathcoat Fabrics (IA Section)

Thu. 9 May 2019 at 2:00 pm

This visit to Heathcoat Fabrics Limited in Tiverton (EX16 5LL) provides a rare opportunity to see inside the textile mill that was founded in Tiverton by John Heathcote in 1816 in order to escape…

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Visit to Crownhill Fort (Buildings Section)

Fri. 10 May 2019 at 11:00 am

Crownhill Fort is one of a line of defensive structures built along the northern edge of Plymouth in the 1860s in response to a perceived threat of invasion by the French. Two hour guided…

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Leats and Landscape (Geology and IA Sections)

Sat. 11 May 2019 at 10:00 am
£3 – £4

Exploring the leats and the landscape around Exe Island, Exeter. With Martin Watts and Jenny Bennett. We meet at 10 am the Mill on the Exe Restaurant/pub for a short talk about the area…

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Visit to Halsdon Wood (Entomology Section)

Sat. 11 May 2019 at 10:00 am

Halsdon Wood is a Devon Wildlife Trust Site. Meet at Ashwell carpark at the north end of the reserve SS554130. Bring packed lunch. This is a joint meeting with the Devon Fly group and…

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Dartmoor – a wild and wondrous region (Lit & Art Section)

Sat. 11 May 2019 at 2:30 pm
Boniface Centre, Crediton, East of the Parish Church
Crediton, Devon EX17 2AH
£2 – £3

An illustrated talk by Peter F. Mason, a local historian with a passion for art, who writes for the Dartmoor Magazine and is Chairman of the Lustleigh Society. He researched and co-­curated the exhibition,…

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The Elephant’s Graveyard (Botany Section)

Sun. 12 May 2019 at 10:00 am

A field trip to "The Elephant's Graveyard", Axmouth – Lyme Regis Undercliffs NNR. With David Allen and Donald Campbell in search of Purple Gromwell (Lithospermum purpureocaeruleum) and a count of Nottingham Catchfly (Silene nutans)…

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Dawlish Warren Day (Exeter & S Devon Branches)

Tue. 14 May 2019 at 10:00 am
Langstone Cliff Hotel, Mount Pleasant Road
Dawlish Warren, Devon EX7 0NA
£10 – £12

A joint Exeter Branch and South Devon Branch arrangement Dawlish Warren Day will be a celebration of the magnificent, multi-designated and intensively studied sand spit at the mouth of the Exe Estuary. The morning…

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Visit to Green Haven (Entomology Section)

Sat. 18 May 2019 at 10:30 am

A visit to Green Haven, Ilsington. This is a small private nature reserve belonging to our member Helen Heathman who has kindly opened it up to us. Park on the side of the road…

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Holne Chase (Botany Section)

Sat. 18 May 2019 at 11:00 am

We’re fortunate to be able to visit this privately-owned site on the edge of Dartmoor. A 2.5 mile walk taking us along the banks of the River Dart and then up to the site…

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